A parliamentarian on caesarean section: “We cannot legally interfere.” And a doctor: The cost varies from place to place

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Wednesday 05 January 2022

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The journalist, Sherif Amer, presented a segment on his program “Happening in Egypt” on MBC Egypt today, Tuesday, about the caesarean section and whether it is “business or a necessity”.

Dr. Ayman Abul-Ela, a member of the House of Representatives, said that what Representative Enas Abdel Halim accomplished was that she opened the door for discussion about caesarean section in the House of Representatives, and objected to the increase in the rates of performing these operations, noting that the rate of caesarean section in Egypt is 4 times the global average and this It is considered a serious danger that must be faced.

Abul-Ela added: “I advise women not to resort to the easiest solution, which is caesarean section, because it is a complete surgical procedure and has risks,” explaining: “We noticed that the rate of cesarean delivery in Al-Galaa Maternity Hospital has increased significantly in the recent period,” stressing that natural childbirth is considered less dangerous. It is safer than caesarean section, and we cannot legally interfere in a private medical matter if it occupies the entire community.”

While Dr. Amr Hassan, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Qasr Al-Ainy Medicine, said that the last population survey of Egypt in 2014, showed that the rate of caesarean section in Egypt was 52%, and the British Guardian newspaper in October 2018 published a report stating that Egypt is the number 1 country in the world in Caesarean section by 63%, indicating that in 2000 the rate of caesarean section in Egypt was 10%, and in 2008 the percentage rose to 28%.

Hassan added that 45% of caesarean sections were performed in government hospitals and 66% in private hospitals, according to the 2014 demographic survey.


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